VIC employers! This one’s for you…

13 August, 2018

So, you’ve put on an apprentice or trainee? Or you’re thinking about signing one up?

By hiring an apprentice or trainee, you’re not only giving a local job seeker a valuable opportunity to get the skills and experience they need to succeed, you’re also doing right by your business. Apprentices and trainees can be a cost-effective way to build the capacity of your workforce and train up new workers to reach your goals your way. You may even be eligible for Government financial incentives to offset the cost of training.


An apprentice or trainee can only be paid apprentice or trainee wages if they’re signed into a Commonwealth Government Training Contract. You may be required to pay them labourer wages for any hours worked before the Training Contract is lodged.

In Victoria, you need to contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider within 14 calendar days of employment, to arrange for your apprentice or trainee to be signed up and registered with a formal Training Contract.

It might sound complicated but we’re here to make it easy. We’ll visit your workplace, sign up your apprentice or trainee, lodge their Training Contract with the State Training Authority, and…that’s it! You’ve met your requirements and your apprentice or trainee can get on with the job!

Already had an apprentice or trainee on the books for more than 14 days?

Don’t stress – we can still help. Get in touch with us today and we’ll take you through the next steps.